Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are attached to the front surfaces of teeth for an immediate smile transformation. Individually crafted for each patient, these cosmetic enhancements are made from advanced material that closely resembles the appearance of natural dental enamel. This is a common cosmetic dental procedure performed at Vevera Family Dental. Our highly trained staff can offer you the latest best that porcelain veneers have to offer in achieving the smile of your dreams.
Your First Appointment
We ask that you schedule an hour or two for your initial appointment, and you may want to take photos or magazine clippings to show Dr. Vevera the kind of smile you prefer. After a thorough examination to assess your oral health and existing teeth, we will discuss with you the kind of smile you envision. Be prepared to discuss the color and shape of your ideal smile at this appointment.
Dr. Vevera will take notes on the shade of your teeth, your facial features, and measurements of your face. He’ll consider your skin tone and facial symmetry when designing your veneers. If you have questions about your veneers or the procedure, we’re happy to give comprehensive answers. You may want to ask to see his portfolio or inquire about digital imaging, which is computer technology that produces a photo to show you a very close representation of what your new smile will look like.
During the first appointment, Dr. Vevera will carefully buff your teeth to remove approximately 1 to 2mm of enamel as the first step in the veneer process. This removal will allow the veneers to lie be flush and symmetric with the teeth in that area. Dr. Vevera may also suggest that your teeth be re-shaped to create a more pleasing look.
An impression of your mouth will be taken to send to the lab. Temporary veneers will be put in placed before you leave the dental chair. Until the permanent veneers are put in place, your teeth will feel a little sensitive.
Behind the Scenes
After your first appointment, Dr. Vevera will order your veneers from a dental lab. A capable ceramist will shape the porcelain veneers by hand from sturdy materials that function and look just like teeth that are natural. Dr. Vevera’s lab will be sure to help create a smile that uniquely fits your appearance.
Dr. Vevera will administer to local anesthetic so that you feel completely comfortable during your veneer procedure. He’ll remove the temporary veneers and examine the fit of your new, permanent veneers. You’ll have an opportunity to make sure the color, shape, and fit are just right before they’re attached. Once veneers are in place they can’t be adjusted, so this is the time you’ll need to tell us if everything is just right.
Once you’ve given the go-ahead, Dr. Vevera will bond the new veneers permanently to the front exterior of your teeth. We’ll use a mildly acidic solution on the surface of your teeth to clean it, then Dr. Vevera will secure your new veneers in place. After he uses a light to cure the material, Dr. Vevera will make sure you have adequate space to floss properly.
Vevera Family Dental Services include:
- Bonding and Filling
- Porcelain Veneers
- Dental Crowns and Bridges
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Implants
- Laser Treatment
- Snoring Prevention
Contact us at (321) 236-6606 today!